|Source: Patty Marple. My Granny & her brother, Tucson, AZ.|
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month runs each September, from the 15th through the 15th of October. Each year since the start of this blog I have run a commemorative post (see last year's post at Hispanic Heritage Month Begins). The official US government page for information on the month can be found at HispanicHeritageMonth.gov.
The undated photo above shows my Granny, Lydia Campuzano, and one of her brothers, likely at the Saguaro National Monument near Tucson, Arizona. I suspect the photo was from the early 1940s, given the date of other photos from around the same time. My Granny and all her siblings were the first generation of this side of the family born in the United States. As with Immigrant Heritage Month, it is important to remember the contributions that people of Latin American and Hispanic descent have made to the US.